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Press Release Regarding The Medical Treatment Of The Turkmens Affected By The Chemical Weapon Attack Of The Daesh Terrorist Organization Towards Tazehurmatu District Of Kirkuk , 25.03.2016

No: 73, 25 March 2016 

22 of the Turkmens affected by the attack, which was perpetrated by the DAESH terrorist organization on 9 March 2016 in Tazehurmatu district of Kirkuk, and during which use of chemical agents had been reported, have been brought to Turkey. The necessary medical control and treatment of our kinsmen are underway in Polatlı State Hospital of Ankara under the surveillance of specialists. 

On this occasion, we once again wish God's mercy upon our two kinsmen who lost their lives in the attack, and convey our condolences to their bereaved families. We strongly condemn the inhumane methods used by the DAESH terrorist organization.